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Oxford Day 3

I began the day by walking past the Headington Shark on my way into Oxford.


Once in town I made my way up the tower of The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin and enjoyed this lovely view of the High Street.


I have tried to do some things on this trip that I have never done before, like using my Bodleian Reader's Card to see the inside of the Radcliffe Camera. Sorry I don't have any photos for you of the inside. That is rather frowned upon I think. However, I did make my way through the underground Gladstone Link (seeing the Bodleian copy of my book "Mere Theology" along the way). Traversing the underground link I "arose from the grave" into the Old Bodleian and saw parts of that I had not seen before. Beautiful! Here's a photo of the outside of the Old Bodleian....


Continuing my photographic journey across central Oxford we come to a place quite familiar to viewers of Inspector Morse and Lewis....


Not far from the Thames Valley Police Headquarters I nipped into perhaps my favorite Oxford bookstore, St. Philips, next door to Alice's shop of Lewis Carroll fame....



From there I took a journey across Christ Church Meadow down to the Thames where I was able to see one of the college eights teams practicing....



As you can tell it was a simply gorgeous autumn day and the boys of Magdalen College School were putting the weather to good use practicing rugby....


Today was definitely a time for me to "stop and smell the roses"....



And the day came to an exquisite close with a glorious sunset....



As if all that were not enough, the "clotted glory" of the day was made complete with meeting C. S. Lewis in person back at the Kilns....



And now to bed in Lewis' former upstairs bedroom....


Comments

dougbeyer said…
Thank you, Will, for taking us with you. Brings back many happy memories.
Doug Beyer
Christine said…
Hi Will, nice to see you last night. Interestingly, my day today is going to look exactly like yours yesterday! If you're interested, I think the Brasenose choir is singing at Magdalen evensong tonight, 6pm, and at 7:45 is the annual God Debate at the Oxford Union. Peter Hitchens (one of my favourite authors) is speaking for the proposition "This House believes in God". Should be a cracker! If I don't see you around the spires, all the best for the rest of your trip. Christine
Will Vaus said…
You are welcome Doug. Wish I could share it with you face to face. Hope all is going better for you and your wife in your current ministry.

Thanks Christine. Perhaps I will see you tonight at one or both events. Thanks for giving me a "heads up".

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